Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon ELPH 500 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon ELPH 500 HS
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS over the Canon ELPH 500 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 500 HS

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the 500 HS's lens captures much more light (1.5 f-stops)
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
100x55x25 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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2.7x smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 0.9 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 500 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight
Lighter
185 g vs 306 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.8"
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Around 50% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$145.00 vs $176.79
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The best price we've seen is $32 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/1000s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the 500 HS.

similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
500 HS$145.00
SX150 IS$176.79
Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
500 HS3.4 fps
SX150 IS0.9 fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
500 HS3,200 ISO
SX150 IS1,600 ISO
Zoom Poor zoom Help
500 HS4.4x
SX150 IS12x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$148

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$214

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$399

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$220

Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$149

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Travel zoom

$125

Macro focus Better macro capability
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$125

Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$554

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Travel zoom

$112 - $220

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Travel zoom

$128

Battery life Much longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$135 - $180

Battery life Much longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Travel zoom

$207

Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610

Travel zoom

$105

Movie format Higher resolution movies
3D Takes 3D photos

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